Search found 742 matches

by Dinky
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 5566

Re: An overview of the new forum

WOW! Enough said! Well done! :hearts:
by Dinky
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Linseed oil
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Linseed oil

Good for shiny coats, metabolism and in age helps with joints!
We give it to all our rats in their wet food on an evening :)
Like acapae_wolf says you can buy big bottles, from either health food stores so you can have some :wink: or from Rat Rations :luck:
by Dinky
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)

Thank you all, they seem fine. It's pretty unlikely that a poisoned mouse would just happen to chose your rat cage as the place to die. It's much more likely that it went in there looking for food, and well, met an unfortunate end. It's not a very nice thought, but rats predate mice in the wild, so ...
by Dinky
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)

OMG I didn't even think about that! I really hope not, what should I do......the boys seem happy with themselves for eating the damn thing!
by Dinky
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)

OK, a while a go I posted about a mouse being in our house. I got home today to find a leg in the rat cage, I was so worried I thought one of the boys had savaged another - I can only presume this was our mouse. So awful. Poor little thing :cry: Now I really worried about the meat they have eaten wi...
by Dinky
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Wild mouse in the house!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Wild mouse in the house!?!

Thanks guys we are a rented hose. The place was full of holes when we moved in. I bet they have squeezed through one another plug up expedition me thinks!
by Dinky
Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Wild mouse in the house!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Wild mouse in the house!?!

Ok, last week I saw a little mouse outside scuttling about in the bushes and thought nothing of it. This week I have found a few deposits behind our sofa and in the rats cupboard where we store their food. I am really worried as this is their play area and they will have come in to contact with the ...
by Dinky
Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Would this Blue have clotting issues?
Replies: 17
Views: 595

Re: Would this Blue have clotting issues?

Vit K is suppose to help with clotting.

There have been a few threads on it, but I can't find them.......
by Dinky
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Shopping trip to B&Q! (Home made toys)
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Shopping trip to B&Q! (Home made toys)

I (inspired by rattypetrolhead :wink: ) have just bought a couple if deep rectangular plastic potting tray thingies. They're about 35cm long and 15cm wide and 15cm deep. I have cable tied one on to the cage bars and then slotted the other one inside that and filled it with substrate with a bit of f...
by Dinky
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Would this Blue have clotting issues?
Replies: 17
Views: 595

Re: Would this Blue have clotting issues?

My vet did a Nick test.
We had Wilson (Roan) and Alfie (British Blue) castrated at the same time, so both were nicked on the tail and time to stop bleeding was determined from the control rat (Wilson).
In the end Alfie clotted quicker than Wilson. :luck:
by Dinky
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: I want one!
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: I want one!

There was a discussion about this fairly recently I'm sure... eta - not as big a discussion as I remembered :oops: :lol: http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/community/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=155223 Opps must have missed that one! It's a lot of money for something that is going to be soaked in wee after a few ...
by Dinky
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: I want one!
Replies: 6
Views: 426

I want one!

What at the minute do you want to get for your fuzzies?
Other than the day to day stuff.

I just saw this and thought - how blooming fab!

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small_pet ... oys/153196
by Dinky
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Ear and cheek pulling?
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Ear and cheek pulling?

I have generally seen this when a rat wants badly to be dominant but doesn't have the physical ability or confidence to do it. I have found that it generally stops when the rat being hounded looses there temper and puts the offender in there place, or the offender becomes alpha, or I have them neut...
by Dinky
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril burn - treatment?
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Baytril burn - treatment?

I suppose it depends on the concentration / dilution - Rex's burn appeared over night! It turned in to a big horrible black nasty scab....see piccie, which was red around the periphery http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll127/hellsdragon_8/Baytrilburn.jpg The scar remained with him till he died. We ...
by Dinky
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Agnus castus berries
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Agnus castus berries

We used to mix the berries in with their wet food.
However, we got the tincture as we could not control the quantity as much and did not really know how much to give.